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Joyce Without Borders is delighted to announce that, as a special sponsorship, the International James Joyce Foundation has awarded four scholarships to help graduate students attend the Symposium.


Fifteen applications were submitted, all of very high academic quality. The following four, listed in alphabetical order by surname, were chosen by the IJJF for their outstanding merit:

Leide Daiane de Almeida Oliveira, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

“Finnegans Wake and the Theory of Epiphany: Reflections on Translation” (Panel 6.5)

Zoe Hughes, University of Chicago, USA

“Towards a Playful Reading Practice or Gaming at Finnegans Wake”

(Panel 7.3)

Maisie Ridgway, University of Sussex, England

"Joyce the Technician: Algorithms and Autopoiesis in Finnegans Wake" (Panel 3.4)

Emma-Louise Silva, University of Antwerp, Belgium

“The Mind Without Borders: Cognitive and Affective Scaffolding in ‘Lotus Eaters’” (Panel 9.3)

We give our heartfelt congratulations to the grantees; we also thank all those who applied, as well as those professors who wrote letters of recommendation. We thank the IJJF for its extraordinary generosity. 

 ***  Scholarship Guidelines  ***

The deadline for applications for the scholarships is March 11, 2018. Applicants need not be members of the Foundation; any graduate student working on Joyce may apply. The award is for $1,000 USD, although recipients traveling long distances may be eligible for increased funding.

Applicants (who must be graduate students when they apply, although they may have completed their work by the time of the award) should send a one-page summary of their M.A. thesis, Ph.D. dissertation, or book project that includes a specific description of the work that has already been done on Joyce as well as future plans, and a brief statement about how the work would be presented at the Symposium. Applicants should also send a c.v. and, if possible, request that one or two letters of recommendation be sent by the deadline. Although not required, these recommendations will strengthen any applications submitted for evaluation.

Applications should be sent by electronic attachment, in English or in Spanish. Recommendations should be sent separately as email attachments with the applicant’s name listed clearly in the subject line. Questions, applications, and recommendations should all be sent to:

Faculty members are urged to encourage their qualified students to apply.